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    Quote Originally Posted by 5lima30ret View Post
    Have you tried the LCP II? To be there isn't that big of a difference but some feel it is softer shooting. The Sig P-238 is by and large one of the most accurate and easy shooting .380's in my book. Good luck!
    Yea, what he said! I'm with the rest Sig P238 all the way.
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    I recently read the Walther CCP M2 is coming out in a .380 version.
    They say easy to rack and soft shooting.

    https://waltherarms.com/ccp-m2-380/

    I have a CCP M1 and it is a nice CC gun. I have had no issues with it. Great feel in hand. As far as felt recoil with the 9mm? I can't tell.
    Then again, I don't find our EC/LC9s guns snappy either.

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    I think the softest shooting 380 is called a 32.
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    I also have both the Glock 42 and the SIG P238. The Glock has more perceived recoil than the SIG does and it also has a more "difficult" trigger, being somewhat gritty. The SIG trigger is SMOOTH............really smooth. The SIG is very easy to rack. The Glock is not. Neither of these are micro pistols, however.

    Met a new man at our club range last week and he mentioned he has a Bodyguard .380 and absolutely hates it because the recoil is so nasty. It is (was) his only pistol. He doesn't shoot much but when he does it seems to be his .22 rifle. I let him shoot my P238 and he could not believe how much nicer it was to shoot than that Bodyguard.

    Different strokes for different folks, and perceived recoil is whatever YOU perceive it to be in your own hands.
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    The P380 and RM380 are both comfortable to shoot. The P380 is more accurate.
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    Sig P 238 for certain.. Its so easy to operate, easy to shoot all day without fatigue, easy to carry, reliable[they eat anything] and just super accurate...

    I was rotating 3 small pistols for everyday carry- Sig 938, Keltec P32, and my recently purchased Beretta Bobcat.
    Found a smokin'deal on a P238 2 tone stainless, and it arrived today, END of rotation.. The Sig P238 is the one I wanted all along.. my wife has carried a p238 for years, after trying others, and wants nothing to do with any other carry weapon... The Sig p238 is simply the best made, best shooting small .380 out there for my money...bob

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    I carried the SIG 238 for a few years and then stepped to the SIG 938, Big brother of the 238 but in 9mm. both are a pleasure to shoot. I pocket carry the 938 every day.
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    I'm not sure if price is an option but I've always been a Sig fan. The 238 is a sweet shooter. If price is an option Bersa is also an option. I know these are not a very popular pick by some, but my wife and I each have one and have yet to have a failure.

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    At the risk of getting another "Kahrs are unreliable" thing going, I have a Kahr CW380 that I love. The recoil and magazine springs were very stiff at first, but after leaving the slide locked back and the mags loaded for a few days, it ran great. It is the easiest to shoot really small .380 I have tried - it has decent sights and shoot quite soft for only weighing 10 oz. empty. The Sig 238 is a great little gun for sure, but the Kahr is a little smaller...and cheaper.
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    UPDATE: Took your advice and got a P238. It is much nicer to shoot than the trusty LCP.


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    My daughter in law got a new Kimber Raptor Micro 380 a couple of weeks ago and she loves it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenncvol View Post
    UPDATE: Took your advice and got a P238. It is much nicer to shoot than the trusty LCP.
    CONGRATULATIONS on your excellent purchase!

    Each time I come home from the range, having shot one of my P238's and at least a couple other guns, I know without any doubt that keeping a P238 as my carry gun is absolutely the right choice.

    And another interesting tidbit: My (midle aged) son decided he needed to get a gun for home defense because of the way things are going in his formerly very nice area. He went to a good range and took private lessons from an most excellent teacher. He shot a bunch of different guns, but in showing me his targets he pointed to one exceptional grouping and said his teacher said, "THERE is your carry gun!!!" It was a P238.

    He's not ready to carry yet so he bought other guns to keep learning on. But I will not be a bit surprised if he decides to add the P238 Scorpion to his collection. He sure did drool over mine when he was here for show and tell (and shooting).
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    The only 380s I have are a early LCP and the old Colt Government model. The Colt is simlar the the Sig 238. The Colt is a good shooter.
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    The first .380 I ever shot back in the very early 80's was a Beretta 1934. Recoil wasn't much different than the 3" S&W model 36 my wife had at the time. Not recommending it, it's just that it was pretty unique at the time.
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